Date: Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20 & April 3, 2021
Time: 1:30-4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
You will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Find out how to access the class group message board here.
Delve deeper into painting birds in watercolor with Ian de Hoog in this 4-week online class. Each week’s focus will be on the process of painting a specific species of bird. For those who have taken Ian’s “Birds in Watercolor” class, this course will be less about learning to draw shapes and more about directly capturing and finessing each weekly subject in watercolor.* Weekly subjects will include: Brown Pelican, Downy Woodpecker, Puffin and Titmouse.
Each session will start with a presentation/demonstration, followed by student participation. Students will be able to show their work online for individual and group discussions. There will also be an online forum where they can share their paintings, leave comments and ask questions. Recordings of each session will be available to stream each week.
* Please note, you do not need to have taken Ian’s “Birds in Watercolor” class before taking this class. However, a knowledge of drawing good shapes is crucial to success in painting birds. This is not a “drawing birds” class.
Ian de Hoog is a Canadian artist and teacher working primarily in watercolour. He is an active member of the South Surrey and White Rock Arts Society, Semiahmoo Arts Society and the Federation of Canadian Artists. As an instructor, Ian is a frequent contributor to the Visiting Artists series for the Opus Arts Supply chain in British Columbia and is a watercolour instructor at the Shadbolt Centre for Fine Arts in Burnaby, BC. In addition to this Ian has also travelled throughout BC to give various workshops and demonstrations to different art groups and societies.